Line by line

We cast our wishes like nets
attempting to catch the life of dreams
imagined in places between the lines,
captured or falling through
it’s all the same
when you move line by line
tightrope walking of the mind
silver threads we follow along
pulling ourselves through the moments
afraid of getting lost along the way
we wind the length hand over hand
and tuck away the ends
for safer keeping.
The net waits patiently
on the high wire act we balance
to the mercy of the ocean winds that blow,
we teeter and right ourselves,
making good with what goes wrong
and rejoicing in the right that comes
and one foot in front of the other
we see the end before us
the place where safety calls,
one last step to the firm ground
we stand in the sun that warms
and wonder how we found our way through
to this place on the marble
that keeps on spinning
with or without our say.

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20 thoughts on “Line by line

  1. “we wonder how we found our way” indeed! Life is a dizzying maze with unexpected turns. Not to be navigated lightly. Always more to come….if we can just take it one tiny step at a time, knowing whatever we do it won’t stop the world from turning.

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  2. Kim, this was lovely and straightforward! It was just caring and warm. ❤️
    I was honest on a person’s blog which expressed my opinion on a movie.
    This post was the next one I read. Your last line was comforting, led me to believe I wasn’t wrong to like a true to life movie which was gritty. Life isn’t pretty, so by liking the film, I noticed she skipped my two honest responses. Hmmm!

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  3. Sitting poolside soaking up sum sunny warmth, may even get a wee tan or burn perhaps. Lazi Sun Day😃☀️ good reads from u as always🙏🏻🕉☮💜

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  4. happy Sunday my friend, playing some catch up finally….a long list of to-do’s but like a dream catcher, gathering up the important to carry along through this beautiful day ❤ ❤

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  5. Kim, this is calming. Truly, this is what you do best. I love the following lines:

    “pulling ourselves through the moments
    afraid of getting lost along the way
    we wind the length hand over hand
    and tuck away the ends
    for safer keeping.”

    They’re my favorite. Happy Sunday!

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